Via News 26: The Michigan Attorney General’s Office is cautioning consumers of the high risks associated with pension advances. The advances – also known as pension sales, loans or buyouts, require you to sign over all or a portion of your future pension checks, typically for a five to ten-year term. In return, consumers receive a one-time lump sum payment from the pension advance company. … Continue reading Attorney General Warns of Pension Advance Risks
by Char Brooks, Project Healthy Living Coach and Attorney Alexis has been a part of Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) for over two years and every time I talk to her, I learn how integral she is to our team. Of all her talents, what impresses me most is how much drive she has for helping others by giving them the resources they need to make … Continue reading Employee of the Month: Alexis Ringman
Patricia joined the Elder Law of Michigan (ELM) team in November 2014 and has volunteered as a MiCAFE Application Assistant since 2007. She is the new MiCAFE Community Partner Liaison and provides support to our community partners in Macomb and Oakland Counties. Prior to joining ELM, Patricia served 32 years with the State of Michigan as an employee for the Michigan Department of Human Services, as a social worker in … Continue reading Meet MiCAFE’s newest team member!
by Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project The Mid-America Pension Rights Project assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Mr. J. Mr. J worked for a company for over ten years. … Continue reading A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems
by Audra Ellis, Tri-County Community Partner Liaison, MiCAFE Our organization encourages our staff to volunteer their time whenever possible. We understand how important volunteering really is because without volunteers, ELM simply wouldn’t exist. Some great things about volunteering and being involved with your community are that you often get to experience new and exciting activities while also meeting new people and of course the great feeling of giving back. … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving – Habitat for Humanity
by Pat Ocheltree, Economic Security Team Member What a meaningful and fun time I had at Community of Christ Church on Miller Road, Lansing, helping with their Wednesday community hot dog night. What I found was not just a hot dog dinner! Yes, individuals did come and were blessed by physical food. But it was so much more! The first thing I noticed (and felt) … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving – Community of Christ Church
by Harriet Harris, JD MiCAFE Regional Manager Elder Law of Michigan launched Mi-SOAP (Michigan’s Support for Older Adults Portal) on October 1, 2014. Mi-SOAP is a tool used by MiCAFE community partners across Michigan to screen their clients for benefits and help them apply, with support from our team, all within one system. The launch of Mi-SOAP spurred my quest, as a relatively new team … Continue reading MiCAFE (Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly) on the move in Southeastern Michigan!